Jeff Woolsey offers up this great instructional post on how to install Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 on a Windows Server 2008 Beta 3 machine.
If you’re trying to run Virtual Server R2 SP1 on Window Server 2008 Beta 3, it does work. However, there are three steps for success. You need to:
- Add the IIS role with the correct settings for Virtual Server.
- Install Virtual Server R2 SP1.
- Run IE elevated as an Administrator to access the Virtual Server Administration Page. To run IE elevated, right click on IE and select Run as Administrator. (BTW: If you don’t do this, IE will quit with an error. This is a known issue and a fix is being investigated.)
Since the first step, adding the IIS role, requires specific settings to be enabled, I thought I’d cover this first step in detail. The second and third steps are straightforward and require nothing special. So, below I’ve provided step-by-step instructions for configuring IIS, the correct settings and included screen shots.
These installation instructions are for running Virtual Server R2 SP1 on a full installation of Windows Server 2008 Beta 3, not a server core installation. I'll cover that in a future blog.
Go check out the steps to configuring your IIS, here. Jeff walks you through step by step.